SDSU’s Wolters Achieves Rare NCAA Statistical Milestones

SDSU’s Wolters Achieves Rare NCAA Statistical Milestones

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters ended his college career by reaching a pair of rare NCAA statistical milestones during the NCAA Tournament Second Round loss to Michigan.

Wolters, the 2012-13 Summit League Player of the Year, became the first player in NCAA history to average 20 points, five assists and five rebounds in two separate seasons. Only five players, including Wolters, had ever achieved those season averages.

Player

School

Year

PPG

APG

RPG

Nate Wolters

South Dakota State

2012-13

22.3

5.8

5.6

Nate Wolters

South Dakota State

2011-12

22.5

5.9

5.1

Norris Cole

Cleveland State

2010-11

21.7

5.3

5.8

Evan Turner

Ohio State

2009-10

20.4

6.0

9.2

Ricky Minard

Morehead State

2003-04

21.8

5.1

7.3

Speedy Claxton

Hofstra

1999-00

22.8

6.0

5.4

Wolters also became just the third player in NCAA history to amass 2,000 points, 600 rebounds and 600 assists in a career. He scored more career points than any other member of that elite group.

Player

School

Years

Pts.

Reb.

Ast.

Nate Wolters

South Dakota State

2009-13

2,363

602

669

D.J. Cooper

Ohio

2009-13

2,075

621

934

Greivis Vasquez

Maryland

2006-10

2,171

647

772

 Note: The NCAA began keeping assists as an official statistic during the 1983-84 season.

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